We kids gave Daddy our Father’s Day cards Sunday morning, and them ambushed him with a ninja kidnapping (or dad-napping). Dressed in our ninja costumes, we attacked him upstairs and brought him down to the family room to open his present. Mommy found mancrates.com on the computer that has cool gifts for dads, and she bought… Read More Daddy & His Man Crate
T-ball is the cutest. Silas had his first game a couple Saturdays ago, and we were so proud! We signed him up for Cedar Mill Little League so he could be on a team with his friends from school. The two head coaches are husbands of some friends of mine from Moms In Prayer. Not… Read More Go, Dodgers!
Christ’s death and resurrection are the crux of our faith. So, for the past couple of years I’ve been thinking about how we can celebrate a Christ-focused Easter. I wrote about the beginnings of our Easter traditions last year. Stephen has reminded me many, many times that he doesn’t want us to force traditions into… Read More In Search of Easter Traditions
That’s right! I’m a “mini-van mom.” I’m well aware that I’m a rolling stereotype, but this new ride is worth it. Our 2004 Buick Rendezvous had been slowly dying for a long while. It wasn’t in great shape when we bought it six years ago, but we certainly got our money’s worth out of it!… Read More My Baby Bought Me a Swagger Wagon
We’ve reached a whole new level of parenting. We attended our first parent/teacher conference last week. Silas’s teacher reviewed his progress with us and showed us samples of his writing, his drawing, and his math. I’m happy to report that he’s reading sentences now! His writing is adorable, and also readable—if you know what you’re… Read More Progress Report
I wish you were here every day. Thank you for working so diligently to provide for us. Thank you for your perseverance under pressure. But still, these babies are so precious to watch every day. I wish you could experience: the crooked path Cooper takes to get from the family room to the front room… Read More Dear Stephen,
Kindergarten seems like a normal part of childhood, doesn’t it? Turns out, Silas will be ahead of both his Daddy and his Grampy when he graduates from kindergarten. Stephen managed to attend about six weeks of kindergarten before he dropped out. He couldn’t color in the lines or take a nap, so one day, his… Read More Kindergarten: A New Legacy
This is the big year—the year Silas goes to kindergarten! After lots of thought and prayer we enrolled Silas at Bethany Elementary, our excellent neighborhood public elementary school. We’re prayerfully sending him to school while seeking to build our relationship with Silas in such a way that we hear and know his heart and shepherd him to… Read More Silas’ Expedition
If you need a smile today, if you need a bit of beauty in your life, take 17 minutes to watch this short clip called The Gnomist. I stumbled upon it by accident today, and it’s captured our imaginations.
Silas As Dad Moody noted when he and Mom visited a few weeks ago, Silas seems to have forgotten about superheroes the moment we set foot in this house. While superheroes are fun for little boys to be into, and while I do miss seeing him in costume, I’m happy that the outdoors and nature… Read More Growing Up